ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR GREAT LOOKING SUMMER HAIR
Summer has arrived!
It's the season of long days spent on the beach or by the pool, B.B.Q's, picnics, alfresco dining and festivals
Do you ever stop to think what the sun and heat does to your hair ?
UV rays can damage your hair and make it prone to breakage. Salt water and chlorine can cause your hair to dry out and your colour to fade and the dry heat of the SA summer can cause uncontrollable frizz.
We've got some tips to help prevent damage and colour fade and keep your hair healthy and looking great all summer long
Start your Summer with style
Start of with a trim, get rid of any split ends and refresh your style. Talk to your stylist about summer hair styles and different ways you can wear your hair that require less effort to style and help you to avoid excessive heat from dryers and thermal tools.
It is also a good idea to treat your hair with a hydrating or repairing masque, you want to make sure your locks are soft and shiny and less likely to be damaged by the sun.
Wear a Hat
The best protection from the sun is to wear a hat. It protects your hair from oxidisation, which lightens the hair, causes colour fade and dehydration
Your scalp and ears can also get sunburnt which can be painful and can cause flaking, irritation and skin cancer
Wearing hats doesn't mean you can't have a cute hair style. Hats look great with boho loose braids, a messy low bun or beachy waves. there are even caps and hats that have a hole in for a ponytail.
Here is some inspiration we found on Pinterest
Protect you strands from the sun, salt and pool
Just like your skin your hair need to be protected from the harsh sun.
Make a daily habit of applying a hair care product that contains UV filters. Many of the leave-in-conditioners and styling products we sell have heat and UV protection.
not only do they protect from sun damage but also keep coloured hair from excessive fading
leave in conditioning with UV protection sprays
Chemicals from the pool or salt from seawater will dry your hair, cause colour fade and split ends..Saturate your hair with a leave-in conditioner or slick it into plaits or a ponytail with a gel or wax this will stop it absorbing as much salt or pool water.
Rinse your hair with fresh water after you swim and if there is no shower nearby,Carry a spray bottle of fresh water water to rinse those ends
Give your hair a break
Try to give you hair a break from over washing, thermal tools and excessive styling.
For cool day time looks wear it in loose buns and braids, or enhance your natural texture by air drying rather than blowdrying.
Try adding some styling products loosely twist into waves and let dry without heat, and for a chic night time look slick it back (like kendal) or smooth it into sleek low ponytail.
Use the right products
Ask your stylist to recommend the products best suited to your summer style and the change in conditions, what works for you in winter may be to heavy or not hydrating enough in summer.
Your stylist will show you how and when to use each product to achieve the healthiest, stylish summer hair.